Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) is a research-validated program that utilizes above-grade-level assessment, as a means of gifted testing, to help parents and educators better understand their students’ educational needs. NUMATS allows eligible students to take internationally recognized tests before the grade levels at which they are normally administered. The EXPLORE® test, designated for students in grade 8, is administered to students in grades 3 though 6. ACT® and SAT®, designed for students in grades 11 and 12, are administered to students in grades 6 through 9. NUMATS identifies academic ability, measures growth and connects students to resources and opportunities for advanced students.
If you'd like a copy of their Family Handbook, feel free to stop by my classroom (Ryan Intermediate, Room 501) for a copy.
Or you can access all Numats and testing information on their website at http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/program/numats